A science hub
Uppsala Science Park is ranked as one of the world’s best corporate incubators and is known far beyond the borders of Sweden. Innovative ideas about life science, biotechnology, medicine, and IT are researched and developed here.
With 17,000 square meters distributed across five floors, the rectilinear building expresses its prominent status by its scale, proportioning, and materialization. A broad façade clad in light grey horizontal and vertical panels is offset by a patchwork collage of diamond-shaped Swisspearl panels in shades of russet reds, oranges, and ochers. The autumnal color palette and the intense rhythm of window openings is a reference to the adjacent historical buildings. A generous square opens to the south and is a popular meeting place for researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs who work in the park. Interestingly, the project was completed around eight percent below budget and on schedule.
Furthermore, it was awarded a LEED-Platinum certification and is exemplary for its high degree of prefabrication and use of digital technologies. One of the most important aspects of the design is flexibility; this allows for the allocation of different floor plan solutions for different kinds of tenants and the combining of laboratories and offices on the same floor level. A highly complex array of technical systems above the ceiling is required and the wall and floor constructions have to be easily modifiable to accommodate this high level of flexibility.
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Laboratories office building Hubben
Dag Hammarskjölds väg 38, Uppsala, Sweden
White Arkitekter AB, Uppsala, Sweden
Åke E:son Lindman, Stockholm, Sweden
2016 – 2017
Swisspearl Largo Carat Coral 7031, 7032 and 7033, Topaz 7071 and 7073, Amber 7082
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